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The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

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‘Extraordinary talent’ of Professor Mary Beard wins Newnham Fellow prestigious Spanish award

Professor Mary Beard has been awarded the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences for her ‘extraordinary talent’ for making specialised knowledge accessible and relevant. Her outstanding contribution to the study of Ancient…

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New exhibition celebrates Cambridge porters

Life as a Cambridge porter is about more than lost keys and sorting post, and now the city’s unsung heroes are being celebrated in a new exhibition. Louise Riley-Smith, a professional portrait artist based…

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Furry visitors help alleviate student exam stress

Seven trainee guide dog puppies came to Newnham on Saturday to help relieve student exam stress. More than 150 Newnhamites attended a ‘Pet a Pup’ session in the Barbara White Room and were introduced…

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Principal examines challenges women face to achieve success in first Tanner Lecture held in Japan

Newnham’s Principal was the headline speaker at the first Tanner Lecture to be held in Japan. The Tanner Lectures on Human Values were established by the American scholar, industrialist, and philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner,…

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A celebration of the life and work of Dr Catherine Seville on 18 June 2016

The Principal and Fellows of Newnham College will host a celebration of the life and work of Dr Catherine Seville (NC 1984), MA, BMus, LLM, PhD, Former Vice Principal, Fellow and Director of Studies…

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Professor launches debut novel after spending career writing about female novelists

Professor Janet Todd told an audience of Fellows, staff and students why she finally wrote a novel of her own after spending her academic career writing about female novelists. The Honorary Fellow’s debut novel,…

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‘We need to learn to look death in the face’ – Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger

Something that happens to us all that everyone wants to avoid was the topic of the inaugural London Speaker Series event – death. An evening with Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE (NC 1969) was…

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‘Fierce and brilliant’ novelist Jenny Diski, who inspired Newnhamites, dies

Distinguished novelist Jenny Diski, who was described as ‘fierce and brilliant’ by her former students at Newnham, has died age 68. Ms Diski instilled intellectual and creative confidence in Newnham students via her creative…

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Hundreds visit inaugural feminist art exhibition

Hundreds of people flocked to Newnham Curatorial Collective’s inaugural feminist art show, ‘A Revolutionary at Heart: Experiments in the Female Gaze,’ which was held in the Old Labs. The opening night reception featured a…

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Professor Mary Beard

Professor Mary Beard to present new BBC documentary series

The success and subsequent downfall of the Roman Empire will be discussed by Professor Mary Beard in a new four-part BBC documentary series. Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit will begin on Wednesday,…

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